Definition of jocose in English:

jocose

Syllabification: jo·cose
Pronunciation: /jōˈkōs
 
/

adjective

formal
  • Playful or humorous: a jocose allusion
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    • July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.
    • Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.
    • He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.

Derivatives

jocosely

adverb
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  • ‘He's not a concern,’ he said, adding jocosely ‘unless Diarmuid hits him a shoulder in training some night.’
  • He said he had no idea it was taking place, an indicator he jocosely added, ‘I must be slowing down.’

jocoseness

noun
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  • Bring It On's precise jocoseness leaves the viewer feeling that perhaps cheerleaders are people too.

jocosity

Pronunciation: /-ˈkäsitē/
noun (plural jocosities)
More example sentences
  • But the truth is, he flouted these rules to flaunt his jocosity.
  • ‘You too,’ Mic's voice was soft, all jocosity gone, and my breath caught.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin jocosus, from jocus (see joke).

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